60th Infantry Regiment
Nickname: First St. Lawrence Regiment; Ogdensburg Regiment
Mustered in: October 30, 1861
Mustered out: July 17, 1865.
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Colonel Charles R. Brundage, 33d State Militia, received authority, July 5, 1861, to organize a regiment of infantry, of which his regiment of militia should and did form the nucleus. The regiment was organized at Ogdensburg October 25, 1861; it received its numerical designation; and, October 30, 1861, Col. Wm. B. Hayward having succeeded Colonel Brundage, it was mustered in the service of the United States for three years. At the expiration of its term of service, the men entitled thereto were discharged and the. regiment retained in service. In June, 1865, the enlisted men of the 107th, 136th and 150th Infantries, not mustered out with their regiment, joined this by transfer.
The companies were recruited principally: A at Canton, Hermon, Potsdam, Russell, Madrid, Colton, Parishville and Gouverneur; B at Gouverneur, Macomb and DePeyster; C at Hammond, Morristown, Oswegatchie, Edwards, Rossie, Russell and Fowler; D at Russell, Edwards, Pierrepont and Canton; E at Malone, Bangor and Brandon; F at Ogdensburg and Heuvelton; G at Madrid, Waddington, Louisville, Massena and Norfolk; H at Champlain, Mooers, Ellenburgh, Altona, Chazy, Saranac and Lisbon; I at Lawrence, Stockholm and Brasher; and K at Stockholm and Richville.
The regiment left the State November 4, 1861; served between Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D. C., from November, 1861; under General Dix in the so-called Railroad Brigade, at Baltimore and Relay House, Md., from March, 1862; in 2d Brigade, Sigel's Division, Department of Shenandoah, from June, 1862; in 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 2d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in same brigade and division, 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from October, 1862; in 3d Brigade, 2d Division, I2th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from April, 1863; on veteran furlough in December, 1863, and January, 1864; in 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 20th Corps, from April, 1864; in 3d Brigade, Bartlett's Division, 22d Corps, from June, 1865; and, commanded by Col. Lester S. Willson, it was honorably discharged and mustered out, July 17, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 37 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer, 27 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 5 officers, 96 enlisted men; total, 8 officers, 160 enlisted men; aggregate, 168; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.
The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
Sixtieth Infantry.—Cols., William B. Hayward, George S. Greene, William B. Goodrich, Abel Godard, Winslow M. Thomas, Lester S. Wilson; Lieut.-Cols., William B. Goodrich, Charles R. Brundage, John C. O. Reddington, Winslow M. Thomas, Lester S. Wilson, Abner B. Shipman, Michael Nolan; Majs., Charles R. Brundage, Edward C. James, Abel Godard, Winslow M. Thomas, Thomas Elliott, Abner B. Shipman, Michael Nolan. This regiment, the 1st St. Lawrence regiment, was organized at Ogdensburg and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years, on Oct. 30, 1861. It left for Washington on Nov. 4, was stationed in that vicinity during the winter and was in Gen. Dix's railroad brigade in the spring of 1862. In June, 1862, the regiment was attached to the 2nd brigade, of Sigel's division, Department of the Shenandoah and later to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps, Army of Virginia. It participated in Gen. Pope's Virginia campaign and on Sept. 12, was attached, with its brigade and division, to the 12th corps. At Antietam, Col. Goodrich, commanding the brigade, was killed and the regiment lost 22 in killed, wounded and missing. In October it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division of the 12th corps, posted at Harper's Ferry until December, and then went into winter quarters at Stafford Court House, Va. In the Chancellorsville movement the 12th corps led the advance and the loss of the 60th regiment was 66. At Gettysburg the loss was again heavy in the defense of Gulp's hill. Moving southward with the army as far as the Rappahannock, the regiment received orders to join the forces in the West and arrived at Bridgeport, Ala., the first week in October. The 60th was present at the battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., and in the Chattanooga campaign. In Dec., 1863, a sufficiently large proportion of the regiment reenlisted to secure its continuance in the field as a veteran organization and became a part of the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 20th corps, with which it shared in the Atlanta campaign, the march to the sea, and through the Carolinas. In June, 1865, the regiment received by transfer the veterans and recruits of the 107th, 136th and 150th N. Y. infantry and was assigned to the 3d brigade, Bartlett's division, 22nd corps, with which it served until mustered out of the service at Alexandria, Va., July 17, 1865. The loss of the command during the service was 67 by death from wounds and 101 from other causes.
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